NBA legend Michael Jordan has joined other celebrities distancing themselves from R. Kelly, apologizing for asking the disgraced singer to pen "I Believe I Can Fly" for the 1996 film Space Jam and claiming the singer urinated on Lola Bunny during filming.
The "King of R&B" is no stranger to controversy, having reportedly married the late singer Aaliyah when she was just 15 years old in 1994, allegedly urinating on an underage girl and being charged with possessing child pornography in 2002 (though the charges were eventually dropped) and, most recently, he was accused of holding several young women in an abusive cult.
And since TV network Lifetime decided it was high time to cash in on the singer's seedy activities with a six-part documentary series, celebrities have begun to distance themselves from the World's Greatest sexual deviant, such as Chance the Rapper and Lady Gaga, the latter seemingly oblivious to the singer's well-documented exploits when she knelt on a piano screaming "Do What U Want with my body" with "Kellz" back at the AMAs in 2013...
The latest hoping to fade away from the singer is none other than NBA all-time great Michael Jordan, who asked Kelly to write a song for the 1996 hit family film Space Jam, a song that would become perhaps the singer's greatest track: "I Believe I Can Fly".
MJ has now apologized for working with Kelly, dismissing it as a mistake:
"I'm truly sorry. I was young, dumb and making a lot of strange decisions at the time. I was starring in a basketball movie with Daffy Duck, for Christ's sake.
"Yeah, I knew he was a creep; everyone knew. He even came on set one day to watch us shoot the movie, and out of nowhere he just whips out his Johnson and starts peeing on Lola Bunny, who was like seven years old at the time.
"He even started singing to her while he was doing it, things like "Lola, won't you nibble on this carrot" and "let me hop, hop, in your rabbit hole".
"We smoked a few cigars afterwards and laughed about it together, and I bought all his albums over the last couple of decades, but I see now that was wrong, because of the TV show."
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